Meet our teachers

“It was always easy for me to see myself as a teacher because I could see my reflection in every teacher I ever had. Diversifying the teacher workforce has to start somewhere, and it starts with my kids.”

Robert Hand, 2019 Washington Teacher of the Year and RWT Instructor


The narratives of Washington educators are as varied as the students we teach. We’ve come from regions all over the world, from business and tech industries, and from the military – all to share our experiences and expertise with our classrooms. Some of us even teach in the very school we once attended as students!

Hear our stories

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